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Where does Autosave save to?

I was scaling a static mesh (SM-GlassWindow) when UE4 crashed. I noticed it was autosaving every few minutes but can't find any save files. Where do the autosave files save to?

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asked Mar 22 '14 at 07:39 AM in Using UE4

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Hey Baer,

The Auto Save feature has a default setting to save maps but not content, so it's possible that's what happened. Go to Edit > Editor Preferences > Loading & Saving, and check the Save Content box. As a test, make a content change, don't manually save, let it auto save, then quit the editor and reopen to make sure it worked for you.

Hope that helps!

Ben Halliday

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answered Mar 22 '14 at 08:23 PM

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You find your unreal projects in your document library (assuming your working on windows).

The default is "C:/Users/[User_Name]/Unreal Projects/".

Let's assume your poject is in 'ProjectDir'. Then there is a sub folder structure: "[Projectdir]/Saved/Autosaves/Game/Maps" which contains umap files. I think this are the files you are searching.

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answered Mar 22 '14 at 10:17 AM

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avatar image Baer Mar 22 '14 at 08:11 PM

Yeah, that's what I thought too, but after reopening the project, which was named correctly, it was as it was when I started it, nothing that I did actually saved. Oh well, I wasn't too far into it when it crashed and have since started it over, manually saving as I go.

Thanks!

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